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a mortar shell explodes at near a turkish school. isil is blamed for the attack. >> you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program, talks to try to find a way of ending 15 years of conflict in afghanistan gets underway in kabul. striping the bottom of the barrel, iran decides to boost production as oil prices sink to a new low. a botched rocket landing off the u.s. coast poses more questions for the future of
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cheaper space exploration. police in turkey are investigating an explosion at a school near the border with syria. one person has been killed and three others wounded. officials say a mortar shell fired from across the border in syria exploded in the grounds of a school. andrew simmons is in turkey and sent an update from near where the rocket hit the school yard. >> this is where the rocket struck, the blast and shrapnel spread through the school yard and all over the school itself. a woman staff member died. also a female student was seriously injured and is in critical condition in hospital
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and another person, a woman, it's believed also injured in hospital. there was three rockets fired from isil positions in syria. that's just under 20 kilometers away. this one struck, two others landed on soft ground, in fields not far away. there is concern whether or not isil is going to start repeating attacks like this. there has been a run up to it in the sense that the turkish military has been attacking isil positions ever since that bombing in is stop bull in the old city among all those german tourists died. since then, there have been retaliatory strikes by positions both in the syrian border and also the iraqi border with the prime minister saying that after
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250 isil operatives have been killed. right now, much concern about what's going to happen, a real feeling of fear here for people not knowing whether it's safe for their children to even go to school. attempts to reunite children stranded at a refugee camp have ended up in a court in london. hundreds of children are at risk of exploitation and accuse authorities of ignoring european rules which entitle them to seek asylum. lawrence lee reports. >> of all the miserable lives being lived in the modern squalor of northern france, the unaccompany's children you would think would be deserving of compassion. if they have family already in the u.k., then they should have a right to come for their protection. the u.k. government continues to insist despite that, this they should seek asylum in france or elsewhere. activist trying to help the children have had no choice but
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to take a handful of cases to this anonymous building in central london who will decide what is right. >> whatever the ruling today, it's clear to us the government has to act. it's completely unacceptable to leave children and force them toe choose between traffickers and train tracks. that is something no i would child should have to face. >> one of the cases involves the teenage brother of ahmed from syria. ahmed had almost died after hiding for 10 hours in a refrigerated lori to get to calais. his father followed him and is now there alone. >> i feel like my hands are tied, because i can't do anything. the conditions are so dangerous and anything can happen to my brother, this is the only thing i can do to help him come here. >> the refugees through europe is described as the biggest since world war ii. in terms of europe's response,
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that seems to be where the comparison end. >> europe helped with the transport that saved thousands of children from nazi germany. now this government sees no moral obligation to help children who are victims of war and no more than an hour away by train in calais. >> a service was held for a young afghan boy who had family and tried to cross a couple of weeks ago. he suffocated. religious physician laid flowers in his memory. this is the risk of children of calais run if they want the protection of their family in britain. lawrence lee, al jazeera, london. talks aimed at ending fighting between government forces and afghan taliban have been held in kabul. diplomats called on all taliban groups to enter into talks with the afghan government. another round of discussions are
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planned for next month in islamabad. the taliban recently stepped up efforts to try to remove the government. we have this report from the afghan capital. >> a symbol of fear for many afghans is where the taliban carried out public execution during its rule. >> during the taliban rule, you see those football posts over there, that's where they used to hang people. >> 14 years after a u.s. led military campaign that removed it from power, the taliban is still active. its fighters are engaged in a continuing battle with local and foreign forces. most foreign troops have left and their combat operations ended in 2014, leaving behind 14,000 mostly u.s. troops in an advisory and training capacity. local afghan security forces can't defeat the taliban on their own.
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the strategy is to take advantage. the propaganda video shows fighters celebrating recent victories and say the rise in attacks is a war tactic to gain a stronger negotiating position. >> they will pursue two parallel strategies, the strategy of fighting on the battlefield and that whatever they achieve, that they would reinforce their position in peace talks. >> other factors could be causing the taliban to negotiate. it covered heavy losses over the years and it's now divided. the announcement in july that long time leader had died two years earlier has rattled the group. some members split and refused toisech the new leader mansour. now there is a momentum for peace. last week representatives from pakistan, the u.s., china and afghanistan met in islamabad to
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agree on a roadmap for talks with the taliban. a second meeting is expected in kabul. >> the taliban's objective at peace talks is to restore themselves into legitimate political actors while maintaining their military identity. >> analysts say all parties to the talks have their own agendas and tactics. >> the new taliban leader mansour is struggling to maintain the group's unit and continuing to fight government and foreign forces. it is not sure if mansour is in favor of peace talks but critics say he has no other choice buff to stop isil which is gaining ground in afghanistan. the head of the u.n. atomic watchdog arrived in tehran for talks with president rouhani. the visit comes after iran's nuclear deal went into force,
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paving the way for some sanctions to be lifted. they expect to discuss the monitoring and iran's nuclear program. they plan to produce oil production following the lifting of economic sanctions following the nuclear deal. in july, 2008, a barrel of oil cost more than $147, but by late 2014, it has dropped to just over 80. still much further to fall, it has sunk below $28 a barrel, the lowest price for 13 years. the market is oversupplied. it is feared it could be more so with the anxious on iran. the oil price slump is said to be far from over. >> i would think that what the market will see is a further
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fall in the oil price, and probably that price is still too high to be competitive with the renewable prices. we think it's a structural fall in the oil price. we don't think it will swing up again soon or ever, indeed and iran coming onboard means more supply in a market where we may see soon peak demand. the world thought there would be peak supply of oil, we may see peak demand because greater resource efficiency around the world, less demand from cars on combustion engines, because there be more electric mobility be means peak demand will be soon and as a result, oil prices heading south long term, i believe. >> the u.n. world food program says 14 million people in southern africa are at risk of starvation due to drought made worse by el niño. the hardest hilt malawi.
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the u.n. food agency understands the outlook is poor due to a lack of rain in most areas. >> a deadly attack in burkina faso follows a visit by a visit of the president of mali working to counter regional security threats. we have more. >> we are at scene of the attack on friday, the hotel where vehicles lined outside the hotel. it is largely destroyed and investigators from france, the united states and burkina faso are still combing the debris looking for any leads they can find. moments earlier, the president of burkina faso was accompanied by the president were here. they were shown the bombed vehicles and also the cafe where
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the attack first began. the president is the second african leader to visit to show solidarity. the reason for the visit is to show isil is no longer confined to mali and carrying out attacks also in neighboring countries and the need to counter isil. they will have to do that with outside help, because the militaries of both burkina faso and mali are heavily challenged. still to come, the rich list. we look at a new report that claims that just 62 people own half the world's wealth. >> thousands out of work as the government inar vein tina tries
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> the top stories, turkey is investigating an explosion at a school, the military said three rockets were fired from isil positions across the border in syria. talks in kabul aimed at ending more than a decade of fighting between afghan forces and the tall bonn have ended. representatives called on all taliban groups to participate in talks with the government. oil prices are expected to
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fall following the end of nuclear sanctions against iran. it will increase oil production by half a million barrels a-day. in yemen, there have been more tax in what is beginning to look like a systematic campaign targets government security forces. an official loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi was killed by a roadside bomb. in aden, the suicide car bomb attack at the police chief's home killed 11 people. imran kahn reports. >> aden is the seat of yemen's internationally recognized government, but this hasn't brought security. a suicide bomber exploded his car outside the home of the region at security chief. this attack on sunday came despite a strictly enforced curfew that's just been extended another month. a spokesman for the government
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said it is leading to a dire situation in the city's infrastructure. the more violent the killings get, the tighter the dom front will be. >> the fighting on the ground in yemen along with airstrikes have killed six people since gel. foreign policy and gun control dominated the final debate between u.s. democratic parties presidential hopefuls. the two leading parties begin voting in two weeks thousandses
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of government employees in argentina are not having their contracts renewed. they are former supporters of christina kirchner. >> a protest by people who say they have lost their jobs. she has been working at the la plat at a municipality for six years and now her contract has not been renewed. the government is laying off state employees and accusing us of being activityists, of getting paid and not coming to work. i have three children to support and my contract has not been reviewed.
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the announcement that kirchner has left the country in the red, they will look into the status of thousands of public employees because it is feared they do not hold jobs but rather just collect a salary. >> these people are chanting we want to work. people are having their contracts reviewed. en that have already been fired. they say that they will continue protesting until they get their jobs back. >> all around argentina, there are thousands in a similar situation. at the cultural center, the contracts of 600 people have not been renewed. working in 17graphy, he claims they are not allowed to enter the building. >> we signed a contract with the previous administration until december, 2016. they are ignoring that contract
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and accused us of not working. i work her for 12 hours every day. >> strong opposition comes from the former supporters of kirchner. we found very strange things in the contracts. in the last three years, we've seen an increase of 50% of state employees. if anyone's being paid and not working, little disrespectful to the workers. it is public money. >> protests like this one will probably continue in argentina as the new government tries to bring about the promised change and those who oppose him have vowed to fight back. for the first time since
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1949, a pro independence party i also said to control taiwan's parliament. the victory for the opposition democratic progressive party could affect relations with china. we have this report from beijing. >> a new government for taiwan, victory for the pro independence party had been widely predicted. how that may change the relationship with china is less predictable. the chinese government sought to play down the election results. aspicsman for the chinese ministry of foreign anniversary said i want to reiterate that taiwan is in a inseparable part of taiwanese prosperity. >> taiwan split from cline in a in 1949 after civil war on the mainland. >> the relationship between china and taiwan can besting described as complicated. china views taiwan as a break away province to be taken back by force if necessary.
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taiwan sees itself as separate but can't afford to rock the boat too much for economic reasons. >> china is the island's largest trading partner. to reduce dependency on trade with china, taiwan may pursue big deals with other nations such as the u.s. led transpacific partnership. china has economic weight. it could suspend talks on reducing trade barriers. for in our, though, whether china's reaction goes beyond issuing strong statements will depend on how firmly taiwan asserts itself under its new government. >> china is going through its own difficulties now as it tries to get out of middle income trap and doesn't see itself as having the luxury for a lot of dissent and voices from the side which they think would be a direct attack on their ability to solve their con none drum right now.
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>> china is also mindful that how it deals with taiwan will be watched closely by pro democracy movements in hong kong and several other autonomous regions. at the same time, it can't afford to alienate the taiwanese if reunification remains a goal. bolt parties it seems will continue to tread carefully. kouachi, beijing. the world's wealth is more unfairly divided than ever before. according to the firm, 62 people have the same amount of money than the entire population of the planet. the meg in a rich have seen their wealth rise by 44% to almost $2 trillion. at the same time, the three-point be 5 billion people at the bottom of the pile have become even poorer. the deputy head of research and the author of the report said the current culture have wealth inequality needs to be reversed. >> it makes no economic or moral
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sense to have so much wealth concentrated in the hands of so few. at a time when we are really needing to fight the battle against extreme poverty, we really need to reverse this trend where actually most of the proceeds of growth and most of the accumulation of wealth is going straight to the richest people. we need to make sure that work patient so we needs to better salaries, better wages and more secure employment for many people. we also need to make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to participate fairly in society and to do that, they need decent education and health care, so public services are really critical. in addition, we need to make sure that people are paying their taxes and paying the taxes that they are due to pay and that the loopholes that exist that allow individuals and companies to avoid paying their taxes are closed for good. >> al jazeera examines the truth behind growing wealth inequality
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and its impact. >>ine equality is a myth. we heard that before and despite it's spiral out of control, some are in denial. >> you can view the whole program on our website, it's ban long journey for 180 cubans who finally entered the u.s. they were stranded in costa rica after denied entry through nicaragua. >> ready to move on, three days in mexico and she is off again. she and our cubans at this shelter in southern mexico have a flight to catch. they hope to make it to northern mexico and then across into the united states. before flying to ecuador in october to begin her journey, she had never left home. since then, she's crossed six
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countries. one more to go. she has come so far but still has more than 1700 kilometers to go before she reaches the u.s. border. her husband is in florida, where a whole new life to start is daunting. >> it's a radical change for me. i don't know what i'll have to face once i get there. it's another country. i am excited, but i know it's a very drastic change. >> reforce in cuba actually helps daisy leaf home. like others, she told her house, which was illegal in 2011. with thousands of dollars in hand, she could afford the trip. they thought flying to the u.s. border would make their trip safer but when they landed in the border city of reynosa famous for gun fights and kidnappings, it became clear what danger they faced on their final push. airport taxis refused to take them the 15 minutes to the
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border without a federal police escort. cubans are targets for extortion and kidnap. minutes turned to hours. the sun had almost set when police finally showed up. violent crime is rare at home. these cubans were shaken. >> we were afraid, really afraid. we thought we would have to spend a night in that place far away and cut off from everything else. it's dangerous. i was afraid. all of us were afraid. >> approaching the border, it starts to hit them. they are almost there. >> daisy's taken her final steps on her way to the u.s., a journey that's taken more than two and a half months and full of hazards and dangers she couldn't imagine when she left cuba. she's expected to be free on the other side in a few hours. >> steps full of emotion and now she's made it this far. that challenging new life is set to begin. al jazeera, along the u.s.-mexico border. a private space company
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released voled of its botched attempt to land the booster stage of a rocket off the california coast. space x hopes to make its rockets reusable to cut costs. our technology editor has more on that. >> an unmanned barge in the pacific ocean shakes ass booster stage of a rocket comes in to land. it appears one of its four landing legion fails to deploy and the booster falls over. space x has been testing its landing technology since april of last year. the private company's eager to make its rockets reusable. each costs $16 million and until now, crashed into the ocean after each launch. space x did manage a successful controlled landing in december. their touchdown on land was a world first. reusable rackets will cult the cost of space travel and make
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new missions to explore the solar system possible. the landing attempt was the second partly of a mission which earlier saw the rocket carry the jason three climate satellite into orbit. it will measure the height of the sea far below to within fou. >> there's a radar attached to the satellite, and it bounces a radar wave off the surface of the ocean, and measures how long it takes to go down and come back and this gives us a very simple estimate of the distance between the satellite apartment ocean. >> the slight's able to return data from every point on the globe every 10 days. it charts the ocean currents for shipping. it will give scientists greater insight into weather patterns, such as el niño and climate change. despite the destruction, the landing was soft. the landing leg will be examined
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to understand what went wrong and space x hopes to get it right next time. if you want to find out what's happening in the world of technology and sport and news, go to our website, >> in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very very close. >> democratic hopefuls faceoff on the issues as the clock particulars closer to the crucial iowa caucus. the british parliament debates banning donald trump from the u.k. oil prices plunge further as iran prepares to boost output. a less than stellar landing after the latest space x launch.